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Chapter 13 - Chapter 13: Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and...

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Chapter 13: Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and Mass Movement I. Landmass Denudation I.a. Introduction I.a.i. Geomorphology : science of landforms- their origin, evolution, form, and spatial distribution/ an important aspect of physical geography I.a.ii. Denudation : any process that wears away or rearranges landforms I.a.i.1. Principal denudation processes affecting surface materials influenced by gravity and as produced by the agents of moving water, air, waves, and ice: weathering, mass movement, erosion, transportation, and deposition I.a.i.1. Complex interactions between resistance of land materials and denudation processes I.a.i.1.a. Differential Weathering : resistance cap rock protects supporting strata below (ex. Delicate Arch in Utah) I.a.i.1. Endogenic processes--> initial landscapes (ex. faulting, lava flow)/ Exogenic processes--> sequential landscapes (ex. rainfall, forest fire) of low relief, gradual change, and stability that happen simultaneously I.a. Dynamic Equilibrium Approach to Landforms
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course 460 476 taught by Professor Adamo during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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Chapter 13 - Chapter 13: Weathering, Karst Landscapes, and...

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